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The ACC's Best College Football Games of 2018

By Kyle Kensing, 6 days 18 hours ago
The transition from 2018 to '19 marks an era of change in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Gone are head coaches Paul Johnson and Mark Richt to retirement, while Bobby Petrino and Larry Fedora were dismissed. In comes Geoff Collins, Manny Diaz, Scott Satterfield, and the return of the Mack... Brown.   But while a not-insignificant portion of the ACC retools, the 2018 season solidified...

College Football's NFL Draft Deadline Winners and Losers for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 16 hours ago
The NFL's early entry deadline for the 2019 draft officially passed on Monday evening and more than 120 players declared for the next level. All four of the playoff teams from the 2018 season lost a key player early. Alabama has to replace two All-Americans in the trenches with Jonah Williams (LT) and Quinnen Williams (DT) headed to the NFL. Clemson is losing a couple of defensive...

Early ACC Football Predictions for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
Clemson heads into 2019 as the clear favorite to win the ACC and should open the season ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in preseason polls. While the Tigers are the clear favorite, uncertainty surrounds the rest of the ACC. After winning 10 games in 2018, Syracuse is likely to be in the mix for a spot in the top 25. Coach Dino Babers’ team won 10 games last fall and most of the depth chart returns...

Jalen Hurts: 15 Potential Transfer Destinations for the Former Alabama QB

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 days ago
Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts has entered his name into the NCAA’s transfer portal and can be contacted by other teams and coaches in regards to a transfer for next season. Hurts has one season of eligibility remaining and is expected to be pursued by several teams looking for a quarterback for 2019.   Hurts accounted for 1,976 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns and threw for 5,626...

Way-Too-Early Top 25 College Football Rankings for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 12 hours ago
It’s never too early to think about next season, so with college football’s 2018 season officially in the books after Clemson's 44-16 win over Alabama, Athlon Sports is here with its way-too-early top 25 rankings for 2019. Alabama and Clemson have played four consecutive times in the CFB Playoff, and there's a good chance it happens again next season. The Tigers and Crimson...

College Football Bowl Game Schedule 2018-19

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 4 days ago
College football’s 2018-19 bowl season kicks off on Dec. 15 and features 41 overall games, including the finale on Jan. 7 with the national championship in Santa Clara, Calif. Most of the bowl games will be televised by ESPN, but CBS, FOX, Fox Sports 1, ABC and CBS Sports Network will carry a couple of the postseason contests.   To help prepare your viewing experience for the...

Bowl Game Predictions: College Football Picks for Every Bowl Game in 2018-19

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 4 days ago
College football’s bowl season kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 15, and continues until the national championship in Santa Clara, Calif., on Jan. 7. With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick’em contests set to start on Dec. 15, three writers for Athlon Sports share predictions for every bowl.   Five games are slated for the first Saturday of action and nine other...

Belk Bowl Prediction and Preview: South Carolina vs. Virginia

By Antwan Staley, 3 weeks 6 days ago
As former ACC rivals, South Carolina and Virginia have quite a bit of shared history but their Belk Bowl matchup will not just be their first meeting in 15 years but also the first time the two have met in the postseason.   South Carolina (7-5) ended the regular season with a 28-3 victory over Akron in a makeup game due to an early cancellation (vs. Marshall) caused by Hurricane Florence...

Ranking the Watchability of the ACC's Bowl Games in 2018

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 3 days ago
After sending 10 league programs to bowl games in 2017, the ACC did one better this year with 11 teams heading to postseason play. Other than North Carolina, Louisville, and, remarkably Florida State, all of the league’s members will be bowling in 2018.   Once again, Clemson leads the charge by qualifying for a College Football Playoff spot for the fourth year in a row and their...

College Football's 2018 Postseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
With college football’s 2018 regular season in the books and bowl season upcoming, it’s time to take a look back and honor the best of the best and top performers for the All-America team. Whether it was on offense, defense or special teams, there were no shortage of clutch performances by players at every position. As expected, the toughest debate on offense came at...